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Paul Simon Tickets

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Paul Simon Schedule

Paul Simon fans get ready! Paul Simon is set to kick off his new tour this month, and you will definitely want to be there! Simon, along with his longtime friend, Sting, are ready to rock your socks off! Simon and Sting will hit the road together, performing on stage for the first-time ever. He currently has shows scheduled for the Pepsi Center in Denver; The Forum in Inglewood; Honda Center in Anaheim; SAP Center in San Jose; Key Arena in Seattle; as well as stops in Vancouver and St. Paul. These venues are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to tour dates, so there is bound to be a venue near you that will be showcasing this remarkable music icon. StubHub has what you need to get to the big show in style. But don't wait because these tickets are certain to go fast!


Paul Simon Background

Musician Paul Simon was born in New Jersey and relocated to Queens, New York, with his parents, Belle, an English teacher, and his father, a bandleader and also a teacher. He met Art Garfunkel in Queens at a young age. Garfunkel was known as "the most famous singer in the neighborhood." In fact, Simon cites Garfunkel's fourth-grade talent show performance as his main influence in starting to sing himself. At Forest Hill High School, Simon and Garfunkel paired up to establish a duo dubbed, Tom and Jerry. The duo put on shows from time to time at school dances. Collectively, they put in $7 to cut the track, Hey Schoolgirl, in 1957. The song became a minor hit and scored them an opportunity to go on American Bandstand following Jerry Lee Lewis. Eventually, Tom and Jerry parted ways to attend college after they were unsuccessful in generating a follow-up hit.

A few years later, Simon and Garfunkel reunited. They issued their debut album, Wednesday Morning 3 A.M. in 1964. The album failed to make a dent on the music mainstream, but it paved the way for their collaborative style. The album additionally featured an acoustic rendition of The Sound of Silence, that would eventually set the tone for bigger success.

Disheartened by the lack of attention for their first album, Simon decided to venture out on his own and released The Paul Simon Songbook in 1965. Although the album didn't make any waves at the time, it did include Kathy's Song and I Am a Rock, which would eventually become adored by fans.

A year later, Simon and Garfunkel tried again. This time, they came out with the album, Sounds of Silence. Among its tracks, was The Sound of Silence. The song was re-edited to include electric accompaniment. The new version struck a chord with listeners, and overnight, the pair became the coveted choice for literary-minded university students.

Things were starting to look up for the duo, and in 1967, they were asked to work on the soundtrack for The Graduate film. The soundtrack became a tremendous success, featuring Mrs. Robinson and Scarborough Fair.

Bridge Over Troubled Water (1969) was the only album Simon and Garfunkel produced together after The Graduate. The title track's soothing lyrics spoke to the 1960s generation and quickly became their cultural anthem.

By the time the next decade rolled around, Simon and Garfunkel went their separate ways because of artistic differences. Simon decided to take another stab at a solo career, and worked on his eponymous album. The album contained tunes like Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard and Mother and Child Reunion. The album drew considerable praise from critics.

Simon continued to churn out commercial and critical hits through the mid-'70s. But during the second half of the decade, things started to wind down. Simon and Garfunkel got back together in 1982 for a global tour but their efforts to work on another studio album together culminated into conflict and led to several years of discord.

During the '80s Simon developed a penchant for Brazilian and African music. His new-found passion led him to take a trip to South Africa in 1985. It was there he started working on his crowning success, Graceland. The album mashed elements of Tex-Mex, Zulu choral singing, zydeco, rock and mbaqanga. The album encompassed an authentic sound that no one had ever heard before. A trailblazing and bold separation from his earlier projects, Graceland turned out to be one of the dubious hits of that decade. And, it helped to put South African at the center of the world stage and reinstated Paul Simon's star status.

Graceland was followed up with The Rhythm of the Saints. The album featured American blues, Cameroonian vocalists and West African guitar. It wasn't as popular as its predecessor but it did give Simon the chance to explore the concept that "we are all connected on this very basic emotional level by music -- by rhythm and harmony."


Paul Simon Awards

Paul Simon has a long rich history. Throughout his career, he has earned 13 Grammy Awards as well as one Lifetime Achievement Award. He was additionally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And, in 2007, he was presented with the Library of Congress's Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.


Paul Simon Trivia

Paul Simon has appeared on Saturday Night Live over a dozen times, most recently on March 9, 2013. Hosted by Justin Timberlake, Simon played a member of the Five-Timers Club. In a skit from 1986, Simon, who was at the time promoting his album, Graceland, played himself, waiting in line with a friend to get into a movie. He amazes his friend by remembering intricate details about prior meetings with passers-by, but draws a complete blank when he is approached by Art Garfunkel. Another iconic episode of SNL that featured the living legend aired on November 20, 1976. Simon appeared with George Harrison as the musical guests on the Thanksgiving Day episode. The two performed Homeward Bound and Here Comes the Sun together. Simon also opened the show with Still Crazy After All These Years dressed in a turkey outfit in tribute to the upcoming holiday. About halfway through the song, Simon tells the band to stop playing because of his humiliation. After delivering a frustrating speech to the audience, he leaves the stage, backed by applause. Lorne Michaels positively greets Simon backstage, but Simon is still upset and yells at Michaels because of the embarrassing turkey outfit. The skit happens to be one of the SNL's most played sketches. Paul Simon was on the first SNL to air after the September 11, 2001, attacks. He performed The Boxer to the audience and the NYC firefighters and police officers.


Paul Simon Concert Experience

Both Paul Simon and Sting are ready to give the fans everything they have to give! From their solo hits to performing together, the 2014 tour is going to be one you will never forget! Seeing living legends like these performers on one stage is an event that should prompt you to get off the couch and order some tickets! You owe it to yourself, so let StubHub help you get there. It's fast, easy and convenient!

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